Dog Walks in North Devon
If you are looking to take your four legged friend on holiday, there are not many places better than Westward Ho! as a destination. Waterside, Beachcomber and Pebble Ridge are all dog friendly luxury apartments in Westward Ho! that sleep either 4 or 6 people and Pebble Ridge has its own garden with a hot tub. All of our dog friendly Westward Ho! holiday apartments are furnished and finished to the highest standards with added extra luxuries like complimentary tea, coffee and toiletries, Smart tv's with Netflix and jacuzzi baths. Not only do we have dog friendly apartments that are ideal for family holidays or for couples, this is the perfect location if you are looking for a holiday apartment that accepts dogs in North Devon. Here are just a few reasons to choose our great apartments for your dog friendly holiday in North Devon.
A dog friendly Beach: Westward Ho! is a Blue Flag beach and does have restrictions on the areas where dogs are allowed, but only during the summer months. Between the 1st of October and the 30th of April, dogs are allowed the full length of this 2.5km long beach. During the summer months where restrictions apply, there is a dog ban area for approximately the first 500 yards from the access point to the beach in the village itself. This is not really an issue as you can walk behind the pebble ridge along the road and easily access the beach in the non-restricted zone at the pebble ridge bridge. There are stringent rules though for picking up after a dog, please ensure that you do so!
Northam Burrows Country Park: Behind the pebble ridge that protects the land is Northam Burrows Country Park. This is a huge 253 hectares of land that sits behind the pebble ridge, the perfect place for an endless wander with your dog surrounded by a wide range of wildlife. This is a flat area that is predominantly grasslands with areas of marshlands and sand dunes and it’s left to the wilds of nature. Dog walking is allowed on the majority of Northam Burrows Country Park but there may be areas where you are excluded or have to put your dog on a lead, specifically in areas where there are wild birds or livestock. This is an amazing area to explore and dogs love it, they have the freedom that they rarely get in any other setting to run around in any direction they like.
The South West Coastal Path: Westward Ho! has the South West Coastal Path running though the village and this path can be accessed through many points across North Devon. The walks around Baggy Point at Croyde and Morte Point at Mortehoe are also spectacular and definitely worth the trip. You can walk endlessly along the path with a scenery that constantly changes around every corner and with the tides and the weather. This is a must do for those that love breath taking walks with your dog, breath taking in the literal sense on a windy day. The path is dog friendly but restrictions do apply and dogs must be on leads for the majority as the path does bypass farm land where livestock roam freely!
Exmoor: The wide expanse of Exmoor is always worth a day out, there are so many walks and places to visit, they are too numerous to list here. When you are on the park, you can in any of the numerous lay-bys, get out of your car and just walk. There are often paths made by the ponies that criss cross the wild moorland and open grassy spaces for your dog to roam. Due to the wild nature of the moor and the fact that there are wild ponies and livestock roaming, dogs should always be kept on a lead. We really love Doone Valley, Tarr Steps and the walk by the river from Lynmouth to Watersmeet, they are all unique and great days out!
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